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OFF AND RACING: Major David Fagan, Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching and Legacy Ipswich vice-president Heather Dainer are looking forward to the Legacy Race Day on September 24.
OFF AND RACING: Major David Fagan, Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching and Legacy Ipswich vice-president Heather Dainer are looking forward to the Legacy Race Day on September 24. Rob Williams

THE thoroughbreds won't be the only horses out on the track during this year's Ipswich Legacy Race Day.

As part of the beginning of celebrations to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the annual fundraiser will include a re-enactment by the Lockyer Valley Australian Light Horse Troop.

September is a big month for centenary celebrations in Ipswich, with the race day to follow the function on September 11 to mark the beginning of Australia's involvement in the war.

Ipswich Legacy vice-president Heather Dainer said the race day had been brought forward earlier in the year to coincide with the centenary functions.

"We've also got eight races this year - up from the usual six - in addition to raffles throughout the day to raise funds for Legacy," Mrs Dainer said.

Anyone wanting to support Legacy should keep their eyes out for volunteers selling badges this week.

The Ipswich branch, which is in charge of a huge area including the Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions, looks after 580 war widows and five wards - children who have lost a parent or parents in war.

All fundraising conducted in Ipswich is used to assist members in the local area.

The so-called Patriotic Race Meeting is also something of a re-enactment in itself, with the then Ipswich Amateur Turf Club holding a fundraising race meeting back in 1914 to raise money for Diggers and their families.

Now more than 80 years old, Ipswich Legacy has maintained a relationship with the Turf Club for two decades.

General manager Brett Kitching said Ipswich Turf Club held several fundraisers through the year.

"I'm eagerly looking forward to it again - of course it's all about thoroughbred racing, but to add in the Light Horse will make it a great spectacle," Mr Kitching said.

Legacy Race Day will be held on Wednesday, September 24, from noon. Tickets are available from the Legacy Office in the Memorial Hall, Nicholas St, Ipswich, the Ipswich RSL Services Club or Brothers Leagues Club.

For further information, phone 3281 9419.


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